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Old 02-15-10, 06:17 AM   #1
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Creaking Crank

For the past few weeks, I've had a squeak coming from my cranks. I think it's just the left, but it might be both, not completely sure. They're Sugino cranks, I believe they came with my Peugeot Orient Express. When I changed the pedals a few weeks ago, I partially stripped the left pedal threading, but it was squeaking before that, which is why I replaced the 24 year old pedals. I applied pressure to the cranks themselves, pushing them both down, and I kept hearing a click. I'm already going to replace the cranks, I'm thinking of using these:
http://www.amazon.com/Single-Speed-C...234432&sr=8-18

Would replacing the cranks help get rid of the creaking/squeaking noise?
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Old 02-15-10, 06:49 AM   #2
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It depends on whether or not that was the noise, check out what Sheldon Brown has to say about the matter and see if that helps narrow down the source:
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/creaks.html
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Since you are swapping out cranks, you are eliminating a number of things listed on the sheldon list Ryanwood attached (crank bolts, chainring bolts, etc). However, are you replacing the bootom bracket too? If not, while the cranks are off, I would go ahead and do some work on the BB (grease threads, ensure proper torque on cups) in case that is source of noise
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